Monday, 22 February 2010

Dress Up - February

And then there were two... Welcome to 'Dress Up' in February!


I used a rather nice piece of Cavallini wrapping paper as a background, I painted, sanded and painted some more using a combination of acrylics and inks.

It's all gone a bit green! (didn't I post about using angels and hearts??) but Spring is in the air here in Switzerland, so I'm in good time. I added a piece of tea dyed muslin and tinted the ribbon rose with brown Stazon.

I painted a wire heart and cut some tags from an old letter dated 1925, I know I shouldn't have used the original but it was the paper, really it was, I just couldn't resist!


I've added the Linky below for another round of your truly beautiful creations! On a technical note can I please ask that you add the link to your dress entry and not simply to your Blog. For example, my Blog address is http://aliceandcamilla.blogspot.com/ but the dress entry for January is http://aliceandcamilla.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.html This means readers will always be taken directly to your dress post. To do this, open your 'Dress Up' post, copy and paste the link that appears in the browser. The Linky for each month stays open and you can add to it at any time. The 'Dress Up' post will move down my Blog as I continue to add new posts during the month but it can always be found in Blog Archives under the appropriate month. As I said in my earlier post I will open 'Dress Up' on the first of each month, starting with March 1st. Once again thank you all for playing along, I am in awe of the talent out there in Blogland, it's official, we're awesome! Posted by Picasa

33 comments:

bad penny said...

oooh I've been waiting for this !You tease ! hearts & roses ?
I would love a dress like this... so delicate & pretty & feminine - love it !
Mine is ready but not photographed.

Thank you Margaret this is such fun xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was expecting to see Valentines and roses, then this beauty popped up. I so love it. It looks so layered and drapes so well. I'm going to have to learn how to drape like you did. You make it look so layered and easy.

Thanks again for putting this project together. I love, love, love it.

druga szesnaście said...

your wardrobe is so graceful and full of poetry.

I love this projet.
all the January dresses were real eye-openers. so inspiring!

cve said...

you dress so fresh!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your dress is gorgeous Margaret, every detail is wonderful!
Can't wait to see all of the lovely and imaginative dresses as they roll in from all over the globe!
Thanks so much for organizing this for us!
oxo

ale said...

l have just discover your blog!is wonderfull!! and the dresses...beautifull!!!the flower,the detailles...everything is beautifull!!besos!!!!

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Melinda Cornish said...

it is so beautiful and I love the old page you used and the rose.....I intended to use red and didnt either....mine will be finished tomorrow...melinda

Lyneen said...

I just found your blog today... I want to join the fun... I Love the dress you have created so far... what inspiration!!!! TFS.

http://dreamingofcastles.blogspot.com/2010/02/must-see-dresses-at-alice-and-camilla.html

Jenxo said...

ooohhh you are a clever chookie!!

i just love it, so very pretty!!

that green is just delish!!jenxo

Sherry said...

Your dress is fabulous - it looks so romantic. I've just finished January and am thinking about February. Thanks for the inspiration!

Fabric Art said...

What a romantic dress, love how you drape the lace, and the organza rose is so sweet.

Alisa said...

Beautiful... I love the sash and rose!

Jamie said...

I've finally posted my February Dress! It's difficult to decide on just one idea... I have so many! And, Margaret, your dress is so pretty! Jamie V in MT

Jann said...

I found your lovely blog through Patty of "Magpie's Nest" ~ I am so glad to be here; your blog and posts and photos are just wonderful! I love your dresses, also, and would like to try to make one--is it to late to join? Smiles, Jann

Debs said...

Margaret, a million thanks for this gorgeous excuse to own a wardrobe full of brand new designer dresses at next to no cost! I've spied quite a few cute little numbers I would love to own on your fab blog and look forward to seeing what your brand of fashionistas will put on your catwalk for March!
Regards,
Debs x

Kristin said...

Wow! This is so stunning and elegant! I am in love, Kristin xo

Sherry said...

I've just linked my dress for February. I'm really enjoying these.

Zолушка said...

Your February's dress so pretty...
Oh? I can't be waiting for March, so many ideas=)))

bekimarie said...

Hi Margaret
Penny sent me over to add my link, so glad she did. What an inspiration you are, i've just become your no.1 fan.
Off to try your paper pockets now, will be back soon to carry on reading through.

Beki xxx

Oxana said...

Your dress is gorgeous!!!

tymonsyl said...

I can feel the spring with your lovely dress:)

Guriana said...

I love your dress!!...is romantic and poetic... as the spring:))

Gini said...

Oh oh Oh Margaret I loved your January dress but I love this one even more!
Please tell me it fits 5'9" and that you'll let me borrow it??
I can't wait to see what March brings us.
I must go do some blog hopping to see everyone elses creations.
I have linked my Feb dress with Mr Linky. This is the first time I've experienced My Linky and it is a wonderful device and I'm so glad you've used it as it makes it so easy to to visit everyone.
Thank you :-)
Gini
xx

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I so wish to do this (along with my 100 other things)~ maybe this month?... But the dresses are gorgeous! I really love that sweet little rose on your green dress. They are all so lovely and beautiful.. sigh..<3

Karmeleiro said...

breathtaking February dress!

Electra said...

I've got mine done, only hours before March arrives! Everyone who is participating is so talented, it's wonderful to be a part of this!

Mixed Media Martyr said...

I love this green! It goes so beautifully with the stained lace and muslin!

purplepaint said...

Oh your work is just amazing!!! I have added you to my faves, I am so inspired! Marva

purplepaint said...

I don't think I have a 2007 issue of Somerset Studio, is there a template for the dress somewhere? Thanks, Marva

damurek said...

Przepiękne!!!
Zakochałam się w tych cudownych sukienkach!
Pozdrawiam:)

loes said...

I really like.... no love all the dresses. I will try to catch up.
thanks for the inspiration.
Loes

peggy gatto said...

such a beauty!!!
I may have done something different had I seen this before I made mine!
I went with Valentine's Day!!!